Arp 196 is in the class Material Ejected from Nuclei. It is the comet-like
object and tiny companion at the center of the field. The Atlas note is
"Nucleus out of plane of ring! Attachment to companion". The ring is
not visible in my image but the ejected material is much more visible than in
the Atlas image. This field is another containing two Arps, as Arp 60 is
the tiny galaxy and even tinier companion about 2 minutes southeast of Arp 196.
The most interesting aspect of this image is the huge number of background
galaxies, especially the large, dense galaxy cluster filling the entire
southwest quadrant. One of these galaxies has a 2MASX designation but the
cluster seems to be completely anonymous.
|10-inch Newtonian, StarlightXpress MX716, 65 minutes|